A guide to how to ride a time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for faster cycling against the clock. Time trial equipment for faster riding and strategies to follow to improve bicycling performance.
If you’re training Judo or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you will be spending time in close proximity to your training partners. Taking good care of yourself and your gi is essential to prevent infection.
This article examines the issues surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
A summary of the five most effective and practical martial art systems for self-defence and real-life situations
Long arm span or reach is an important physical attribute in boxing. A good percentage of boxing champions have enjoyed a significant reach advantage over most of their opponents.
A brief tutorial on several guillotine choke variations for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling competitions and training.
Find out how to build a golf studio and simulator in the comfort of your own home for less than $700. Never again will the weather or lack of sunlight prevent you from playing your favorite sport.
The History of CMLL concludes with a look at the promotion from 2000 up to last night's Aniversario.
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
Holding one's breath can be intimidating and very uncomfortable at first. With better understanding and the right technique you can reach two minutes easily. Follow the instructions given in this hub.
Have you ever heard of the sport called power tumbling? It is similar to gymnastics... but different! Read on to find out exactly what power tumbling involves, how it compares to traditional gymnastics and whether it is the right sport for you. In this article you will also find video clips of some awesome power tumbling athletes in action.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with the late stage defenses to the knee cut guard pass with 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith.
How to do the "waiter sweep" for BJJ, plus some more advanced options from 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith (Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA).
Picking the best golf net for your home is a dangerous business. Get it wrong and you're only one shanked 7 iron away from a broken window or a black eye. Get it right and you'll enjoy unlimited practice opportunity in your very own home or garden....
Ape index compares an individual's arm span relative to their height. MMA fighters with a higher ape index have numerous advantages in their weight class.
If you want to stop a fight before it has even started, then learning how to deliver a good and devastating hit in one strike will help. This article is about how to practice hitting the solar plexus to finish things quickly.
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
A description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
People often wonder about the marvelous, wonderful and sometimes magical world of competitive gymnastics? This is the truth about competitive gymnastics. This hub details the good, the bad and everything in between.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up and finishing the head and arm choke or arm triangle from the closed guard.
A brief BJJ tutorial by Revolution BJJ owner Andrew Smith on countering the all-too-common hip switch half guard pass.
A tutorial with words and video, describing how to set up and finish the triangle choke from the back - but not the "back triangle."
Imagine getting free product and gear to use, travelling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks and ultimately getting paid to do what you love -- skateboarding!
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-any-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them, include video of those strategies in action, and provide examples of touring Pros who exhibit this style so you know who to watch to see each style consistently in action.
58 of the best quotes on the Internet for volleyball players, coaches, and lovers. Perfect for putting on t-shirts or motivating your favorite volleyball player.
Attending one of the four major golf tournaments is a big occasion, so you need to know how to dress and what to bring. Learn how to balance appropriate attire with comfort for the perfect spectator outfit. Find out which items you will need and which ones are prohibited.
I think it goes without saying that our Founding Fathers were all for fighting for your rights and standing up to bullies. After all, they went up against an empire to secure their own rights and the rights of Americans. So, it might not be, or...
A brief tutorial with videos and explanations on how to set up (and finish) outside and inverted heel hooks from a variety of positions.
If you’ve studied any variety of martial arts or self-defense options, chances are you’ve learned how to do a hip throw. The hip throw is designed primarily to avoid injury and get an attacker away from you quickly. As I grow older, I find...
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to escape s-mounts and technical mounts while transitioning into leglocks.
A guide to what to wear for the Spartan Race and other muddy obstacle runs such as Tough Mudder. Including trail running shoe choices, clothing and what to pack in your bag
These tips and techniques, and a little preparation, could save your life. Reduce your chance of being a victim and know what to do in the event of an attack.
This strategy highlights the pusher's biggest weaknesses: they have no passing shot. If you employ this strategy, and don't error yourself out of the game, the lobber actually cannot beat you. Enjoy!
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
I have a lot of experience on the courts over the years. Here are my 12 singles tennis strategy tips to help you to improve your game.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. She is the first amputee to swim in the Olympics when she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This guide tells you how to set up and perform the rear naked choke to submit or KO your opponent. It's useful for martial artists and also people that want to learn a great self defence move!
Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.
Plan ahead to get reasonably priced tickets for the Wimbledon tennis championships. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and get to watch an exciting sport in person.
For success at gymnastics competitions, there are a number of elements: (1) consistent strength and stretching; (2) healthy diet; (3) adequate sleep; and (4) positive self-talk. Here's how you can accomplish each of these elements and have your best gymnastics meet ever!
Here we explore Karate games primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they are an effective engagement for working with any group of children in various settings.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
A lot of great tennis players have come and gone over the years. Ever wonder who is considered the greatest of all time? Here is my list of the top ten greatest men's tennis players of all time.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast, they must also develop a personal chemistry between each other, allowing direct and subliminal communication which brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this hub.
Chuck Wepner was a professional boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. His fight against Muhammad Ali in 1975 inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the movie “Rocky.”
Biography and over 100 inspiring, high quality pictures of Korean bodybuilder and fitness model Hwang Chul Soon.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
Finding some good running shoes for overpronation can be a daunting task. This article takes a look at a few of my favorites and offers some reviews to help you find the right fit.
Compiling a list of the 15 best golfers of a generation and labeling it the 'Tiger Woods Era' might seem slightly disrespectful to the other 14 golfers on that list. But how else do you really define a period of time that brought such formidable...
Okay, I'm assuming that it is the night before your big local tournament, club scramble, or club championship. These mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who want to shave a couple of strokes off of their game. After all, golf is about as mentally stringent as sports come.
Here we explore the use of math in martial arts: Geometry and use of angles and shapes such as circles and triangles for movement and footwork, and physics for movement, power and energy.
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
Protecting yourself from the heebie-jeebies is absolutely crucial when training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The onus is on gym owners, as well as on individual practitioners, to prevent skin infections.
How to make a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
A diehard LU fan comes to grips with the show's loss of buzz and looks for answers. Will you like what he finds?
How to do a clock choke, with video instruction by Daniel Charles Frank, and description by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Many great female tennis players have graced the courts over the years. Ever wonder who the best of the best is? Here is my list of the top 10 female tennis players of all-time.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
Without the ability to take a punch, the most talented MMA fighter would not be successful for long. Fortunately for them, these ten fighters had chins that bordered on legendary.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
When grass isn't an option, a practice mat is an essential investment for the avid golfer. Here is a review of the top 5 golf practice mats for every budget.
When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half guard concepts.
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
Some players do well in practice but struggle to perform in matches due to nerves. This article offers 10 tips to calm anxiety on the court.
Points to consider about the sport of skateboarding today. It is not only healthy but fun. Meet one individual who knows first-hand what makes this activity a positive experience at any age.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Leglocks from the knee cut position are high percentage, diverse, and accessible. Here's a quick tutorial of some of my favorite leg locks from the knee cut guard passs.
Build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These 2 foot high quarters are perfect size for sharpening your miniramp skills and learning new tricks.